Sweet Revenge

The small space is almost unnoticeable from the outside. But inside, Sweet Revenge is packed with people. The extensive menu at this cupcake, wine, and beer bar may seem a little overwhelming at first, but don’t worry; friendly staff is available with suggestions.

Entrepreneur Marlo Scott created Sweet Revenge in 2007 and has been getting showered with accolades ever since. The space is cozy and warm, with a long dark wood bar and small café tables for patrons.

JBF Hosts East Village Social

Tuesday, some of the most celebrated chefs from the East Village gathered at the James Beard House for East Village Social. The walk around tasting featured cuisine from Edi & the Wolf, Jimmy’s No. 43, Cienfuego, Death & Co., Mayahuel, Jack’s Luxury Oyster Bar, PDT, Grafitti, Metaphor, and Goat Town.

Complimentary Tastings by Chef John Silva!

This Sunday, join the East End Photographers Group at The Water Mill Museum to sample some of the finest food from Chef John Silva. Silva, owner of Honesty in Flavor Inc., will be serving complimentary tastings of inspired international dishes.

With an emphasis on raw/vegan food and a variety of cuisines from around the world, Chef Silva has made a name for himself in the culinary world. He is a member of several organizations including the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the International Chef Association.

Indian in the City

You don’t have to settle for a dive-y atmosphere to get authentic Indian food. Junoon, located in the Flatiron district, boasts old world elegance with cuisine to match. The dishes are aesthetically pleasing, and there is never a shortage of beautiful things to look at. The lamb shank and Bhutanese red rice is highly recommended, as well as the Hyderabadi Patthar Paneer. JoonBug Tip: Keep your eye out for deals on yelp.com!

27 W 24th St
(between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10010
Neighborhood: Flatiron
Celebrate National Rum Day with Ron Abuelo!

August 16th is National Rum Day, and what better way to celebrate than with one of the finest, most authentic brands around, Ron Abuelo? Ron Abuelo’s aged rums are created on a family owned sugar cane estate by Varela Hermanos, which has been around since 1908, and was crafted with ingredients from one of the first sugar mills in the Republic of Panama.

Two types of Ron Abuelo Rum are- Ron Abuelo 7 Años and Ron Abuelo 12 Años, each named for the amount of years aged. Enjoy Ron Abuelo on the rocks, or try out this delicious cocktail crafted by mixologist Jonathan Pogash (he makes yummy Van Gogh Vodka cocktails as well!).

Get Real NY Belgian Beer Festival

Last week we attended the Belgian Beer Festival hosted by Get Real NY at the Altman Building. The evening was a tremendous success, from the wide selection of delicious Belgian beers to the incredible food provided by Petite Abeillie.

There were over 100 different kinds of Belgian Beer available to both novices and experienced drinkers alike. The volunteers were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and never hesitated to share their favorite beers with you. Our favorites were the Brooklyn Brewery Local 1 and Local 2 and the Quid Pro Quo from Quad. We also enjoyed some interesting brews such as the “Raging Bitch” and the “Jolly Pumpkin”.

Calling All Herbivores

Those of you concerned with animal rights, your health, or whatever reason you have for being a vegan/vegetarian, fear not! JoonBug is here to give you the scoop on the best places to dine in NYC if you've given up meat eating.

Located in a cozy townhouse in Chelsea, this Vegan favorite serves up humane (and delicious) fare in a romantic and intimate setting. Diners can enjoy favorites like the Port Wine Seitan, or be reminded of their former ways with the Blossom BLT. Blossom boasts great service and a friendly waitstaff. JoonBug Tip: Make a reservation. This place gets packed!

You Might Lose an Ear Over These Delicious Cocktails!

Mixologist Jonathon Pogash has just created two new dessert cocktails for vodka brand Van Gogh Vodka. But don’t stop reading calorie counters! Select ingredients in each of these delicious drinks can be swapped for healthy, low-cal options.

Van Gogh Vodka has over 20 delicious and unique flavors, so either check out these recipes below or test out your bartending skills and get creative!

Beat the heat with a Dutch Root Beer Float, a harmonious combination of ice cream and caramel vodka.

Great Deals at BBQ Spot Turtle Crossing!

This 4th of July Weekend, if you’re heading out to the Hamptons (and you probably are), be sure to check out Turtle Crossing American Bistro. Reopened just this year, Turtle Crossing is BBQ inspired and uses only fresh, local ingredients. It has also been declared "the best barbeque on Long Island" by the New York Times!

This weekend, the spot is offering special 4th of July deals at the bar. For $7, patrons can enjoy new menu items such as a hot dog Panini with gruyere cheese, chili sauerkraut, and mustard, or Montauk tuna tartare with avocado, sweet onion, and sesame seeds.